MANILA – Miriam Quiambao is now on her sixth month in her pregnancy journey.
To mark her motherhood milestone, Quiambao shared a photo of her growing belly on Instagram early this week.
While many of her followers expressed their happiness for the beauty queen-turned-inspirational speaker, others were quick to notice what looked like bruises on her belly.
This prompted Quiambao to reveal that she has been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder that is risky for pregnant women.
Explaining her bruises, she said: “I was diagnosed with obstetric APAS and I need to inject every night for the whole duration of my pregnancy.”
“I inject an anticoagulant,” she added.
According to Virtual Medical Centre, described as “Australia’s leading source for trustworthy medical information written by health professionals,” APAS is “associated with the presence of high levels of antiphospholipid antibodies in the blood.”
The website also noted that expecting mothers “need to be treated and monitored carefully throughout pregnancy due to the risk of developing complications.”
In a previous post, Quiambao described her pregnancy as “high-risk,” saying she was “advised to avoid any long-distance and out-of-the-country trips” until after she gives birth.